Last Updated on March 18, 2023
Who said you could not produce excellent cakes similar to famous bakeries’ baked goods? Try baking a homemade cake made with pudding mix. With that, use a low-cost and convenient pudding mix. And there is no question that the final product is a rich, fluffy, and moist cake.
Moreover, with instant pudding mix, you can put it in a bowl and mix it. Then, add cold milk to it and blend it. The whole process is convenient and efficient. Because of that, there is nothing wrong with liking pudding from a box. Although puddings are the same as custards, the main difference is that pudding has thickened cornstarch as opposed to eggs. Not to mention that cornstarch thickens the mixture; additionally, sugar, vanilla extract, and chocolate are ingredients that provide pudding its sweetness and taste.
French Vanilla Pudding Mix
French vanilla pudding mix has ninety calories per serving. Considering that, every box creates four servings. It is naturally fat-free with no additional artificial sweeteners. For this reason, you can create a delectable dessert in five minutes. In addition to that, remember to add milk and allow it to set completely.
What You Will Need to Make Homemade Cake Made With Pudding Mix
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 baking powder
- 1 3/4 oz small package of instant French vanilla pudding mix
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 4pcs large eggs
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoon
- Rubber spatula
- Hand or stand mixer
- 8″ Round Cake pans
- Parchment paper
- Wire rack
Step-by-Step Instructions To Make Homemade Cake Made With Pudding Mix
Before anything else, at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, preheat the oven. Then grease and line the cake pan.
Afterward, combine and whisk in a bowl the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and a small package of instant French vanilla pudding mix.
In another bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, and vanilla extract.
Next, cream the butter and beat on medium speed until smooth in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. At a low rate, slowly add the sugar and beat to medium-high speed for 2 minutes until fluffy.
Afterward, gradually add the eggs to the mixer one at a time until well incorporated at a low rate.
Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the bowl’s side from time to time and make sure the cream is well combined.
Afterward, alternately add in the flour mixture and the liquid mixture in a sequence at medium speed. After that, make sure to scrape down the bowl’s sides and whisk until the batter is well combined.
Then, be sure to turn the mixer off; using a rubber spatula, fold and scrape the batter until it is thoroughly mixed. After that, pour the batter and divide it into the prepared cake pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.
Remove from the oven and invert to wire to rack to cool before entirely adding the frosting.
Servings and Preparation Time for Homemade Cake Made With Pudding Mix
Can I Add Pre-Made Pudding to Cake Mix?
It’s a known fact that adding pudding mix in with your cake mix makes for a delicious way to make your cake taste as though it’s been made from scratch. However, some people ask whether you can add pudding that you’ve already made to your cake batter. The simple answer is: we would not recommend doing this as it will alter your cake entirely. If you do want to try this, it will make the cake richer, but it certainly won’t be like a traditional cake!
If you’re looking to enhance your cake mix with pudding, just add a packet of pudding mix to your batter and mix well. This is known to have a range of benefits to your cake, including making it extra moist, flavorful, and also denser.
What Brand of Cake Mix Has Pudding In It?
As adding instant pudding mix to cake mix is a household favorite, it may not surprise you to learn that some brands of cake mix already have pudding incorporated into their recipes. This is the case for some Betty Crocker cake mixes. In fact, General Mills state that, “Betty Crocker SuperMoist cake mixes already have pudding in the mix.” For this reason, it’s best not to add additional pudding mix to these cake mixes; especially as they’re available in a huge selection of flavors.
Some of their most popular flavors that include pudding mix are:
- Butter Recipe Chocolate Cake Mix (super moist)
- Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix (super moist)
- Devil’s Food Cake Mix (super moist)
- Milk Chocolate Cake Mix (super moist)
- Vanilla Cake Mix (super moist)
- White Cake Mix (super moist)
- Yellow Cake Mix (super moist)
Can You Use Sugar-Free Pudding in a Cake Mix?
Of course! This is a great option if you’re worried about adding additional sugar to your cake mix, and also ideal if you have any dietary restrictions involving sugar. There are so many incredible sugar-free instant pudding mixes available now that you certainly don’t have to go without this delicious addition!
Can You Add Wet Pudding To Cake Mix?
While you can add wet pudding to your cake mix, it’s again not recommended by us. This is because adding additional liquid to your cake batter isn’t ideal for creating the perfect cake. However, it will add additional moisture and flavor to your cake! It will also likely make it incredibly dense too. It’s worth bearing all this in mind when deciding whether to add wet pudding to your cake mix.
What Kind of Pudding Mix Do do You Put in Red Velvet Cake?
When it comes to red velvet cake, I’ve found that it works best to stick to traditional flavors of the pudding mix. I think the vanilla pudding mix works perfectly with this cake. It’s simple but delicious and compliments the flavors of red velvet cake. However, if you do want to spice up your recipe, you could try adding these spices along with your vanilla pudding mix: cinnamon, clove, ginger, or nutmeg. All will enhance the flavor of your cake and make for a warming, Winter dessert.
How to Make Pudding Cake Without Oven?
If you’re looking for an easy no-bake pudding cake, then look no further. This recipe is inspired by one from Cook Clean Repeat and it’s absolutely delicious. Let’s take a closer look.
The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:
- 3 packets of instant pudding mix (pre-make pudding before starting this recipe)
- 8oz of thawed Cool Whip
- 1 box of Graham crackers
- Syrup of your choice, optional
Now all you need to do is:
Step 1: Prepare
Gather all of the ingredients you need and spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Before you begin, you’ll also need to make your pudding using the 3 packets of instant pudding mix. Be sure to follow the directions on the packet.
Step 2: Build
Place half of the graham crackers into the bottom of your prepared pan to make a crust. Add around half of your pudding and spread until smooth and evenly distributed. Now add the rest of the crackers on top, and then the rest of your pudding. Again, make sure it’s an even layer. Now add your thawed Cool Whip topping.
Step 3: Chill
Now place your pudding cake into the refrigerator for at least 6 hours (overnight is ideal). Once ready to serve, drizzle the syrup of your choice over the cake. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks to Make Vanilla Pudding Cake Recipe
Since this recipe calls for a french vanilla pudding mix, you have to use a small box and use it dry. In addition to that, use two french vanilla pudding mix boxes, and add 2 tsp of the second box to the buttercream. Keep in mind to have all your ingredients at room temperature, and never microwave the butter because it will cook unevenly. As a result, you will have much more cake batter than usual, so it is best to avoid overfilling it.
In addition to that, packaged dry pudding mix can last for several months exceeding its expiration date. It is conditional on the matter of the kind, thickening agent, and packaging storage method. On the other hand, prepared pudding can last at least a week in the fridge.
Likewise, make sure to store dry mix and packaged pudding in a cool and dry place. Also, keep in mind when items undergo temperature change, the moisture in the air usually condensates inside the packages. For this reason, it will allow molds to grow on your pudding, resulting in spoilage. That is why if you purchased it on the shelf, then you can continue to keep it on the shelf. Whereas, if you bought it in the refrigerator section, you must store it in the refrigerator.
Homemade Cake Made With Pudding Mix
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoon
- 8″ Round Cake pans
- Parchment paper
- Wire rack
- Before anything else, at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, preheat the oven. Then grease and line the cake pan.
- Afterward, combine and whisk in a bowl the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and a small package of instant French vanilla pudding mix.
- In another bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, and vanilla extract.
- Next, cream the butter and beat on medium speed until smooth in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. At a low rate, slowly add the sugar and beat to medium-high speed for 2 minutes until fluffy.
- Afterward, gradually add the eggs to the mixer one at a time until well incorporated at a low rate.
- Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the bowl’s side from time to time and make sure the cream is well combined.
- Afterward, alternately add in the flour mixture and the liquid mixture in a sequence at medium speed. After that, make sure to scrape down the bowl’s sides and whisk until the batter is well combined.
- Then, be sure to turn the mixer off; using a rubber spatula, fold and scrape the batter until it is thoroughly mixed. After that, pour the batter and divide it into the prepared cake pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and invert to wire to rack to cool before entirely adding the frosting.
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